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Research Assistant in Audio Processing, AI and Quantum Computing

University of Plymouth - School of Society and Culture

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £31,406 to £34,304 Grade 6, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2022
Closes: 3rd July 2022
Job Ref: A8762

The University of Plymouth’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to support ongoing research projects on audio signal processing and music with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and Web audio technologies.

We are looking for a solid Python developer with experience in artificial intelligence for audio and music, including knowledge of Deep Learning packages (e.g., Keras, TensorFlow and/or TensorFlow Quantum). Knowledge of Javascript, CSS and HTML is also required. Practical experience with gate-based quantum computing (including quantum machine learning) and Web audio programming (e.g., Tone.js) is highly desired. You will have a degree in Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or equivalent training. A post-graduate degree or demonstrable equivalent high-level work experience, or both, is also expected. Industrial experience (or job placement(s) for recently graduated students) is advantageous.

You will work in the well-established Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) under the leadership of Prof Eduardo Miranda. ICCMR is world-renowned for its research into assistive music technology, neuroscience of music, AI for remixing audio in real-time, and AI for musical creativity. The centre is pioneering the field of quantum computing for musical applications.  The impact of ICCMR’s research into brain-computer interfacing to enable people with severe motor impairment to make music has recently received the highest accolade in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (REF) conducted by the UK higher education funding bodies. Lecturing opportunities would be available should the successful candidate wish to gain university-level teaching experience, as well as opportunities to deliver research seminars.

Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the criteria outlined in the Education & Training, Knowledge & Experience, and Skill elements of the job description.

For an informal discussion to find out more about this post, please contact Professor Eduardo Miranda by email eduardo.miranda@plymouth.ac.uk

ICCMR Website: http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for 12 months due to funding, the expected start date is 1st September 2022.

Closing date:  12 midnight, Sunday 3 July 2022

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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